As University administrators craft a response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations, mixed reactions have poured in from students and faculty.
But one view has been widely held — things could be worse.
“Within the broad range of what it could have been, I thought it was sort of in the middle,” said Steve Reznick, a psychology professor and chairman of the faculty athletics committee, a University committee charged with advising Chancellor Holden Thorp on the operation of the athletic program.
“They did not find a culture of corruption, they did not find any reason to criticize (head football) coach (Butch) Davis for having done something wrong,” he added.
But as administrators prepare to appear before the NCAA for a hearing on Oct. 28, a group of faculty is writing a report that will recommend changes to the academic support system for student athletes at UNC.